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. new york mayor michael bloomberg said on "morning joe" that most americans want the reforms that the nra and its affiliates push so hard against. >> all they have to do is just accept reasonable restrictions. nobody is trying to take away your gun. nobody is trying to take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply we're trying to have some reasonable things so people aren't killed. >> today the mayor's anti-illegal guns group is going on air with an ad that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed earl
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is of course new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he has been thinking strategically about this issue for a long time, in ways that are now beginning to pay off. >> does that dynamic change now? does the nra have disproportionate power? you argued a moment ago that they didn't have the power they once had in a presidential election. >> look, i'll give you a good example. one of the things they decided to do in this last election was to support some candidates that were running against those that had great records with the nra, where the nra was putting their money into one side. i decided to put my money into the other side. >> joe baca in california one of those democrats that you -- >> we won four out of seven. four out of seven where the nra supported every one of those four and we won with a small amount of money. there is this myth that the nra is so powerful -- >> mr. bloomberg's experimental anti-nra pac spending, it did focus on seven races in 2012. he didn't win all of them. but he did win four of those races. and it didn't take him a ton of money to do it. and as we reported
'malley who is the governor of maryland, and new york mayor michael bloomberg. [applause] >> thank you. my honor. >> mr. president, thank you very much. thank you for the amazing work that goes on here at johns hopkins in some new realms, including here at the bloomberg school of public health. it's always a great honor to be here, especially to play warm-up act to mike bloomberg at johns hopkins. proud alumnus, very few of your sons, i dare six so, mr. president, he's also been a terrific friend to the city of baltimore. and we are -- we're here together just this past april, in fact, to dedicate the bloomberg children center named in honor of his mother, which looks i think like one of the most handsome new buildings in baltimore, as i drive by. look, a great american once said that no nation whose citizens fear to walk their own streets is healthy. and there is a sickness in our country, and that sickness is gun violence. it's fitting, therefore, that we're here at the bloomberg school because gun violence is truly a public health issue. it's about health of our cities and towns, about
with new york mayor michael bloomberg. he's been a vocal supporter of stricter gun control laws. but nowhere is the gun control debate more personal than newtown. desiree viauso has a fourth grader at sandy hook elementary and is friends with the family of josephine gay, a first grader who turned seven just three days before she was killed. viuso, who's been an n.r.a. supporter, owns two rifles an an air pistol. how have your opinions changed since the shooting? >> i used to be completely opposed to any kind of legislation about guns. but now, as long as it's balanced with the mental health issues as well then, then yeah, i think it's a good thing. it's sad that it took this tragedy for me to get there. >> reporter: she wants more extensive background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and disagrees with the n.r.a.'s call for armed guards in every school. >> seriously? do we want to live in that kind of environment where -- i think that projects fear on to the children instead of taking it away. >> reporter: beforehand you would feel that you were supportive of their posi
groups like the new one formed by gabrielle giffords or michael bloomberg who has money to put behind it. they want to be counterweight for the nra. it will take a long time to do that. the public is willing to see some more gun restrictions like background checks, maybe a been a of high capacity magazines. but the reason the president and the vice president talk about the executive orders that can't do that much is because they understand how difficult it will be to get the legislation of any type passed through this congress. he can bolster the data collection and ban import of assault weapons but not much else he can do by himself. >> bret: look, the polls. recent poll, the quinnipiac poll if virginia. and they asked do you favor background checks at gun sho shows? 92% favor that. 7% oppose. this is registered virginia voters. obviously, virginia is a state that democrats passed election. and a pretty fair assessment. split. other question do you favor putting armed police officers in public schools? 66% favor. 29% oppose. actually when you broke it down it was 7 #% republicanssh -- 7
leader willing to stand up to the gun lobby is new york mayor michael bloomberg. his gun control group produced that ad that you just saw with christina's mother. he confirmed yes, that he's advising vice president joe biden that joe biden's task force will present to the president. it will likely include universal background checks, national database for gun sales mental health checks hasher penalties for guns near schools. all of these are steps in the right direction but today "new york times" columnist called on mayor bloomberg to do more than just advise on policy. he called on him to put his money where his mouth is. and this is what he wrote quote, millions of americans indeed, a majority of them agree with you. they are looking for somebody to lead the charge against the nra. it is an effort worthy of your talents and your money. of course, mayor bloomberg does have the funds for it. in fact, while the nra spent $17 million on the 2012 election mayor bloomberg has a net worth of $22 billion. if money can, in fact, shape public opinion mayor bloomberg could bury the nra. today t
rushed to the scene, as did mayor michael bloomberg, while medics tended to the some six dozen people hurt, two critically with head injuries. other passengers were worried the boat was sinking. >> they thought they were gonna take water on so the captain was yelling really fast, get help, 'cause i guess they thought they were really going to go down. >> reporter: ntsb has sent a team from washington to investigate what happened while the ferry company's president says the crew was tested immediately after the accident. >> the breathalyzer screws been reported to be negative for the crew. >> reporter: although some witnesses say the ferry pitched to one side, when passengers quickly lined up on that side to disembark. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> right now, road repair crews are still working on connecticut avenue in kensington and it won't be done before the evening rush is done. that's the word from the washington suburban sanitary commission. it's still trying to cheap up the mess after monday's water main break. as has been the case you can southbound traffic on connecticut avenue
michael bloomberg, while medics tended to the some six dozen people hurt, two critically with head injuries. other passengers were worried the boat was sinking. >> they thought they were gonna take water on, so the captain was yelling really fast, get help, 'cause i guess they thought they were really going to go down. >> reporter: the ntsb has sent a team from washington to investigate what happened while the ferry company's president says the crew was tested immediately after the accident. >> the breathalyzer crews have been reported to be negative for the crew. >> reporter: although some witnesses say the ferry pitched to one side when passengers quickly lined up on that side to disembark. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> over the middle eastern part of the world, there's been record-breaking rain and rare snowfall over the past several days. today, even more snow fell in israel and in the west bank. parts of jerusalem's old city have flooded along with places on the gaza strip. business also to find ways to gets the water out of their stores. waves were high in the port city of gaz
to this jewish. so there's a great chance to do things and one of them is common sense. >> new york's michael bloomberg, long-time gun control advocate. he'll be speaking at your convention tomorrow. let me see what he said about the challenge ahead. >> the hard work begins now. you don't force congress to act, you convince congress that it's in this country's interest. and i think most congress people and most senators will be responsive. >> you also say the conversation that's going on in the rest of the country is different from what you hear in washington and yet the nra is very interconnected to people out in the country, they have a tremendous successful network of getting people to act and they s said they're gearing up for the fight of the century. >> if you really want to talk about lobbying groups, i'll tell you a lobbying group. the sad fact of the matter is, in every congressional district in this country there's at least one, and sadly many people who have been involved in gun violence. the nra has many members, i have no argument with them. i have a challenge with the leadership
hosting a summit on reducing gun violence. speakers have included new york city mayor michael bloomberg and maryland governor martin o'malley. this afternoon at 4 eastern they'll hold a news conference to release their recommendations. we'll have that live as well here on c-span2. the house of representatives is working today, they're working on a bill on hurricane sapty relief. they're -- sandy relief. they're just underway. we spoke to a capitol hill reporter earlier today to find out more about where the bill stands. >> host: first, eric lawson is a staff writer for the hill newspaper here in washington. joining us on the phone. just walk us through the agenda for the house. the senate is not in, but the house is back. why? what are they doing? >> guest: well, first off, they're going to do a reading of the constitution. that's something that was new when republicans took over the house in 2011. it was part of their pledge to america, and they're doing that. but in the afternoon and evening, we'll move into a debate of votes on the hurricane sandy relief package. all told it's about
a special report coming out on the gun debate. on the cover, three gun control advocates, michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. richard stengel is "time's" managing editor. tell me, do you think they can change the conversation and actually get something done, or is this going to be sort of blowing in the wind? >> i think newtown, andrea, really did change the conversation. it was so heinous, so disruptive, so disturbing that people have started to look at gun control, gun regulation in a different way. i think the administration, i think the three gun fighters on our cover believe that they can now marshal the great middle of america, even the majority of legal gun owners in america for common sense regulation, for closing the gun show loophole, for having better background checks and all of that sort of thing. i think this is the moment, and i think they will get something done. >> at the same time, in pennsylvania, which is a big gun-supporting state, we've got a big gun show in february, the annual gun show, the people who manage that
and several state level gun control groups. top aid to new york city mayor michael bloomberg is also scheduled to attend. tomorrow he'll meet with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups. also representatives from the entertainment and video game industry. let's go to that nra meeting. how much of this will be show? how much of it is substance? probably a lot more show than anything. something if you think about it had to be done for appearances on both sides. and it probably is more about pr than anything else. the nra, which is sending the director of federal relations for its lobbying arm told nbc simply, quote, we got an invite late friday. we are sending a representative to hear what they have to say. >> the nra says it's here to hear what the white house has to say. so if you guys are here to listen to them, they're here to listen to you -- >> the process is designed to get input. >> broadly, the white house has two options when it comes to guns. either incremental change like making a push for banning high capacity magazines, improving mental health screenings, or a b
of the daily dozens lost to gun violence. as new york city mayor michael bloomberg put it "today," the shocking toll at sandy hook is in some ways part of the dark routine of american life. >> we experience that level of carnage or worse every single day across our country. one week from today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term, and unless we take action during those four years some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns. >> perhaps sensing that grave urgency, the president said he received vice president biden's gun violence task force's reg recommendations today, one day earlier than planned, and he said he'll announce more details later in the week. let's get right to our panel. with us from washington msnbc political analyst karen finney, and democratic strategist julian epstein. karen, if i might begin with you, the president of the nra, david keene, says an assault weapons ban would never make it through congress and that any limits on high capacity ammunition clips would also fail and larry pratt h executive director of the gun owners of america, says bac
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hopes to do. >> you wrote -- you wrote in your piece on this. walmart cooperated with michael bloomberg. bloomberg is a gun hater. he wants to control all guns, i believe he wants to ban all guns. i wasn't really sure. walmart's not going to ban all guns. the administration's not going to ask him to do that. >> you're right. absolutely right. walmart is thought of as this conservative company. but as you know, larry, big business tends to benefit from regulation. and, in fact, walmart already complies with bloomberg's. he has this thing where walmart is already voluntarily complying with onerous regulations voluntarily. so if they were -- let's just pie in the sky here. let's say they came out in favor of closing the gun loophole. that means i couldn't sell you a gun, for example. individuals can't sell guns because we can't do background checks. that would favor a company like walmart aus tensively. this happened with obama care. they got pharma onboard, pharma spent $75 million pushing for obama care. if they could get big business onboard with this given the red state credibility tha
would argue that someone like michael bloomberg, who is totally in favor of gun control, very strong on it, and could actually write the checks and do this, if he did it, counter the nra m nra's money, i'm not sure it would make a difference because it has to come from the country as a whole. there has to be leadership at the top, and also in the red states where democrats are running, they're scared. it can't all come from the mayor and governor of new york, from dianne feinstein who is california. it's going to have to come from the rest of the abocountry. >> when you see 2,200 guns can remain legal in the proposal, that's not enough? >> it's never enough. there's no logic to it. it's a credo and it's going to take, i feel, i feel as strongly as you do, but it's going to take a long time to marshal that leadership, marshal that ground roots support for it. as you can see from the two young women you had on the air tonight, young people are poised to embrace this as old people. >> i agree. quick question on hillary clinton, how do you think she fared after the benghazi interview? >>
michael bloomberg who said we're not going to go directly at the nra necessarily. we're going to hit the soft spots. retailers who are sensitive to public opinion, sensitive to potential boycotts. cities are a huge consumer of the gun product, so if cities say, you know what, to the gun manufacturers, well, we are going to use our buying power to make you curb to our wishes, that is a lot more powerful than simply saying we want more gun control. >> ben, before you got here, while you were being -- while you were strip-searched in a busy hallway, we talked about the fact that 45% of gun owners favor gun safety reform. i mean, that -- it's one thing to say the public, right, but the fact that there are contich went -- the nra has constituents that want to see sort of tighter control on, let's say, semi-automatic assault weapons, would seem to suggest that they, too, could come out and maybe use their power to change things. >> i think that's what nobody has quite figured out is how to make them care as much about the regulations as the other 55% care about not having them. i think it
account that the nra has always outspend the gun control. now we have michael bloomberg involved and now we have steve jobs' widow happening out with gabby giffords pac. finally the gun control side has money. >> the risk of congressional inaction -- just one moment -- >> every day people see us on this show, martin, and they say how wonderful it is that the martin bashir show is focusing on this issue. toure's point is exactly right. if you care about this issue, tell us you care about it by writing a check to one of the great organizations, the mayors group, there's about half a dozen groups that are doing important work. i intend to write a check for them and everybody watching who is interested and concerned about protecting our children and protecting your families and protecting your communities, you have to support these organizations that are doing important work. >> and your original point is absolutely right. the martin bashir point is wonderful. >> thank you. >> yes. >> but the risk of congressional action has prompted some mayors to start taking action. michael nutter of phil
and the conference begins with a luncheon this afternoon. michael bloomberg is co-chair of the group "mayors against guns" and he plans to lobby lawmakers to the president's gun control package. >>> and we have the luxurious view stand that the city leaders will watch the inaugural parade. the district spent more than $300,000 on the stand. he says he expected the federal government to reimburse the city for that construction and he says it draws attention for the district's battle for a voice in congress. the front of the stand reads, a more important union must include full democracy in d.c. >>> 11:09. >>> coming up, a developing story out of algeria and a hostage situation that involves americans. >>> and safety agencies around the world grounding boeing 787s. what prompted the drastic steps. >>> and a new punishment >>> new developments in the hostage situation in algeria. forces have raided a remote sahara gas plant in an attempt to free does defenses of hostages held by militants. the situation is unfolding at a natural gas plant in the eastern part of the country. melissa mollet is live with
do. >>> outspoken gun control advocate michael bloomberg, the mayor of new york will address the u.s. conference of mayors in just a couple of hours. on the first day of their gathering, vice president biden gave the mayors a pep talk. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country making our case and we're going to let the voices -- the voice of the american people be heard. >> meantime, that controversial nra ad that cites the obama children gets four pinnoccios from the washington post. and it didn't fair any better with governor chris christie. >> to use that somehow, to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there. and i think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum -- good morning, gentlemen, happy friday. >> good morning. >> good morni
michael bloomberg right there front and center. we were talking, the last time you and i spoke was actually july, about this cover, "how guns won," about the power of the nra on limiting gun control laws after that aurora shooting. here we are in january of 2013, so much has changed since then. obviously michael the big change sandy hook. but another change in reading this piece too as well is money and battling back against the nra. explain. >> yeah. well, i think that really interesting flashback, i had forgotten about the last cover when we spoke, but what has changed, 20 children, i think, and just a sense that we have crossed a line and this was just one -- one tragedy too much. and now there really has been i think a movement that was cat lo licatalized by sandy hook. and you have the mayor who is ready to invest in this issue and it is not just in spend money to advocate, and it is not just him. i think there are a lot more people who are wanting to agitate, wanting to change public opinion and that is the key here. i think the white house understands that, you know, if
gun violence in america, including martin o'malley, the governor of maryland, and michael bloomberg, mayor of new york city, co-chair of the mayor's against illegal guns coalition. that is at 9:00 a.m. on c-span 2. now we are going to the democratic line, murray, from brooklyn, n.y. caller: good morning. the last two comments that you read and the vice-president _ my point. we need to look at individual -- underscore my point. we need to look at individual responsibility and gun violence. people who feel they have the right to own guns or published media to -- which shows violence have a firm foundation, but the but -- but the foundation that they cannot stand on is that we must consume this type of material. individual responsibility means do not buy it. if we do not buy it, do not patronize it, it goes out of business. it does not come to a matter of the right to have certain types of media. if we as a consumer do not buy, do not consume, do not patronize this type of media, these type of outlets will of course either have to take their business in another direction or go out of b
the super bowl is going to be next year. michael bloomberg, mayor announced it yesterday. >> february 2nd, 2014, mark it down. super bowl 48 at met life stadium and in the week before, hundreds of thousands of fans from across the country and around the globe will converge on new york city. >> the stadium is in new jersey but they will be in new york city. they will. there are not hotels in northern new jersey. so they will bugs them over. >> an interesting pick. >> it is but it could be icy cold. >> there is a reason. bill seriously. do you think that could impact the game? >> absolutely. >> but it's football. >> yeah. i get it. it is football, but there is a reason -- i think they have held it in norse and miami because you go and get decent weather. detroit, indianapolis. they don't like it to be a mess bill what happens to the big apple? >> as everyone knows, new york % is the big apple and 12 months from now, it will be the big pigskin as well. bill i think he is trying a little too hard. a little too hard. yeah. >> not for everybody. bill bill t
effective leader than the namesake of this school, john hopkins graduate michael bloomberg. [applause] mayor bloomberg conveined the first subject -- with the agenda -- to crack down on legal guns with every tool at their disposal. he concluded, if congress won't take the lead, we have to, and he has. in the seven years since, he's made the removal of such weapons in new york his focus. with 800 municipal leaders of all stripes and nearly a million folloerwers and he is focused on the reasonable restrictions to make the greatest difference for public safety. the mayor may comprise a source for my optimism. in public health issue after issue he has shown courage, stamina, and innovation for life-saving policy changes. his commitment is absolute. i would not want to find myself on the opposite side of an issue to which he has placed his skills. he will speak in a moment. but first i would like to welcome to the podium, governor martin o'malley. a former mayor of this great city and supporter of john hopkins and smart, data-driven efforts. violent crime has fallen 24% since he was elected in 20
, michael bloomberg. you see a picture of it here. to discuss gun control. the children who survived the attack at sandy hook elementary, returned to class thursday without incident. on the same day, connecticut's governor ordered a review of state gun laws there. >>> and a massive settlement from the 2010 oil spill. drilling giant, transocean, the owner of the rig that exploded, has agreed to pay a $1.4 billion fine to settle the government's claims against the company. the money will be used to fund recovery projects all along the gulf coast. >>> and take a look at this dramatic rescue about 200 miles off of new orleans there in the gulf. a coast guard crew plucking a sick man and his wife from their sailboat. they were heading to houston when their 64-foot boat got caught up in rough weather. and the man suffered an apparent heart attack. after being airlifted to the hospital, he is now reported to be in stable condition. >>> this morning we're getting a very rare glimpse at the preroyal life of princess diana. photo, about to go up for auction. believed to be from a swiss ski tri
they're doing it not because of race but because of economic fairness. new york city mayor michael bloomberg's plan would but a limit to 16-understand drink in restaurants, sports games, street carts, and movie theaters. it results in $4.7 billion in annual health care costs. 60% of which is paid by the city. >> our administration refuses to stand on the sidelines while millions of our fellow new yorkers struggle with the health implications of being overweight or obese. >> reporter: but the naacp says the mayor's approach is not right. >> the mayor sometime decided that an issue that is important to him should be just a this way or no hazel dukes is the presid. >> the decision is -- >> people can say what they want to. we are on the side of fairness. >> the lawsuit contents the sugar ban is unfair because it affects supermarket and convenience stores. >> why do you think the big chains are left out? >> they have political power. >> the city's commissioner did not comment on cram but they did give this statement. the obesity crisis calls for bold action. this regulation will help t
law makers in congress, with mayor michael bloomberg, with governor cuomo, in demanding federal legislation that specifically addresses illegal trafficking of guns across state lines. and the requirement of background checks in all gun purchase transactions. to truly put an end to the random gun violence that playings new york city and other -- plagues new york city and other areas, however, we must also address other policy areas to have profound effects on the level of gun violence that we see. yes, i agree that mental health and mental illness are important factors that have to be explored and addressed when trying to mitigate against gun violence. however, there's some additional factors that contribute to what has become tantamount to a public health crisis. one such factor is poor educational outcome. according to the american economic review, one year increase in the average years of education completed reduces violent crime by nearly 30%. in fact, between 2000 and 2005, new york state increased its higher education expenditures by roughly 40%. during the same period the
jackson as he steps on the foot of a waitress who's apparently serving the new york city mayor michael bloomberg right on the sideline, so jackson was out tripping over a waitress. had to leave the game. >> i don't want to use the word conspiracy, but how obscure is it to have the mayor, the waitress somewhere where steven jackson could strip -- trip, did i just say that word, trip over her? nobody laughed. nobody laughs. >> it makes for a good tip, though. nice job. >> thank you very much. >>> and we want to let you know you can get all the major sports stories on bleacherreport.com including a preview of the cotton bowl featuring heisman wine are johnny manziel, texas a&m versus oklahoma. it should be a good one. >> watch your step around here. don't trip. i'm victor blackwell, thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" will continue with ashleigh banfield after this. >> reporter: roughly 12 million americans are without work. nearly 5 million for a half year or more. so, career counselors across the country are starting 2013 with a clear message -- keep hanging on. >> it's a lot
steps can be taken to protect kids in school without undermining the second amendment. michael bloomberg speaking earlier says a new nra web video that labels president obama and in the is a hypocrite is dump pr. the narrator asks why president obama is skeptical about putting armed security guards in schools when his kids are protected by armed guards. the head of the national rifle association says his organization has no problem with tighter background checks. too much emphasis is being placed on banning certain firearms in response to last month's elementary school massacre in connecticut. more attention should be paid to fixing the country's mental health system. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> he had been talking about this dream he had. he had talked about it for years, the american dream and that it had become his dream and he had been in detroit just a few months before and he had talked about "i have a dream" and that america will someday realize these principles in the declaration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that
in the district for 43 years. host: michael bloomberg, you got a little help from him. guest: unintended help. i do not know mr. bloomberg. he came in six days before the election. the trajectory was going up. he gave me a larger margin. host: $3 million dumped into that race because of the issue of gun control. what is your record on gun- control? host: i believe in the second amendment. my husband is a former police officer, served for 25 1/2 years in the los angeles police department. we have guns in the house. i do not believe in assault weapons. i often ask my husband, what do you think is the issue here? sometimes i listen to his advice. california had an open to carry legislation last year or the year before. i felt concerned about the safety of the citizen that was carrying a concealed weapon on their person. we certainly did not want the police officer to should a citizen who thought they were doing what they could, that they could do that, and so i did not think it was wise. host: what about your thinking on having a security officer at every school? guest: i do not think we could affo
chairman, paul volcker a, a former federal chairman, michael bloomberg, mayor of new york, david walker, former head of the gao, warren buffett -- host: tell us what you are concerned about that? caller: because that is the white elephants. this is the challenge i have for you, congressman, and for c- span. every financial person that comes on, ask them a simple question -- where would our country be today had we adopted the simpson-bowles report? we would not be in the mess we are in. the people that are on the hill that are passing all these bills would be in check. guest: for me it is simple. i would vote for simpson-bowles to better the country would be in a better position if we had adopted simpson-bowles. that is the direct answer to your question. i think mr. simpson-bowles and alan simpson are american heroes. and given a very important job. the president to sign them with a task of looking at the challenges we face as a country fiscally. he instructed them -- and this show great vision by the president -- instructed them to put together a bipartisan group of thoughtful people w
and handsome and romantic. michael bloomberg said you know, joe biden, you can joke about him all you want but he's got a set of balls and he says what's believes and he forced the focus on gay marriage. yet another reason to love him. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ ♪ let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> stephanie: he said i'm sure the president was evolving and was about to do iton way. biden should be the hero of the pro-gay marriage community. he is. we love him. i want to date him and kiss him in a really gay way. probably writers are like really do i have to write a story about 2016? some opinion writer said she doesn't think hillary or joe biden will run because of age. he will be 74. she will be 69. >> i think they both could run. >> stephanie: the writer could be completely wrong as many people are four years out. let's ask dick morris. what does he think? >> oh, god. >> stephanie: whatever the book is going to be. teresa in florida, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi therese. >> caller: hi, how you doing? >> stephanie: good. how are you? >> caller: i'm doing great. on my f
, there has been a diminishing of violent gun crime. your concern was crime, and if you were michael bloomberg, you would say, this seems to work. there is no empirical evidence to convince anybody because it is not about crime and these things. it is about your view of fire arms and your view of the second amendment and your view of whether individuals should have a right to own firearms and protect themselves. it is much more difficult than what we might think if we were just sitting down and having an empirical discussion about what to do about criminals. >> the second amendment says that a well regulated -- the right to bear arms. what is your view of the first clause? >> the same as the supreme court's view. in those days, the militiamen to everybody. it did not mean organized groups. the part of the second amendment was the rest of it, the supreme court finding. there was a revisionist attempt in the 1970's to say this does not protect individual gun ownership. that was the pitch they attempted to make that there is no individual right to keep theiand bear arms. >> the background check i
this not because of race but because of economic fairness. new york city mayor michael bloomberg's plan approved by the board of health in september would put a 16 ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at restaurants, sports games, street carts and movie theaters. it's just one of his responses to the city's 24% obesity rate which result in $4.7 billion in annual health care cost 60% of which is paid by the city. >> our administration refuses to stand on the sidelines while millions of our fellow new yorkans struggle with the health implications of being overweight or obese. >> reporter: but the naacp says the mayor's approach is not right. >> the mayor sometimes decides that an issue that is important to him should just be this way ahis way or no way. >> the impression is you could be on the side of coca-cola and the american beverage association here. is that right? >> people can say what they want to. we are on the side of fairness. >> the lawsuit contends the sugary drink ban is unfair because it exempts supermarkets in many convenience stores while including most local nei
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